Gozo Weather February Averages, Malta
What's the weather like in Gozo in February?
As we move into February, and away from the core winter months, the weather in Gozo starts to improve. Whilst the average temperature for the entire month equates to 13°C, it is really in the latter part of the month that you can expect to feel such warmth.
In the early days of February, the weather in Gozo is more likely to be closer to the temperatures in January, which can be a degree or two cooler than at the end of this month. However the climate is still far milder than many other parts of Europe at this time and it is fabulous time to enjoy the island.
Highs of up to 16°C ensure there are plenty of warm days in Gozo in February. Whilst the chance of experiencing a sunny day reaches up to 30% throughout the month. This offers a very appealing climate for walkers, hikers and sightseers in the region.
At night, temperatures of approximately 9° are common for this time of the year, with the lowest temperature ever recorded for February still one degree above freezing.
As the region starts to prepare for a long, hot, dry summer, the number of hours of daily sunshine also starts to climb, reaching 8 hours per day at this time of the year.
February in Gozo is a lot drier than the days traditionally experienced in January. There is only a 49% chance of rain on any one day. And with an average rainfall throughout the month expected to be only 61mm, there is always a lot of sun to be enjoyed.
In the sea, temperatures are at their coldest in February and are likely to remain there throughout March as well. However, even at its lowest point, the water still remains a very pleasant 16°C.
Visit Gozo during the second month of the year and the chances of having a cloudy day are a very slim 10%. This provides a constant and dependable climate similar to other popular destinations in Malta such as Mellieha and Golden Bay.
Hotels in Gozo in February
Ta' Pawlu Farmhouse
Ta' Pawlu Farmhouse is a beautiful farmhouse situated in a quiet area in the village of Xaghra. Enjoy the mild February climate to take the five minute walk to the central square that boasts the church of Saint Peter and Paul as its main feature. Or stay within the confines of this well-equipped residence to enjoy your own private swimming pool, Jacuzzi and beautiful authentic interior. Four bedrooms can sleep up to 10 people and offer some of the most breath-taking views you will experience in Mgarr.
Daydream Gozo is a wonderful way to understand exactly how lavish a Bed and Breakfast can be. Choose from twin, double or bedroom suits to suit your preference. Two pools, incredible views from the many balconies and a beautifully relaxed atmosphere makes this the perfect place to visit at any time of the year. The availability of snacks throughout the day, including delicious homemade cakes, make Daydream Gozo a dream come true, whilst offering exceptional value too.
If the sea temperature in February isn't to your liking, then a hill top location such as Foresteria Ogygia may be far more attractive. These beautiful apartments are situated in some of the highest countryside in Gozo to offer incredible views and tranquillity. With large spacious rooms and a very enticing swimming pool, the only problem with Foresteria Ogygia is that you may not want to leave.
Bars and Restaurants
The Captain's Table
For excellent food and a fabulous nightclub feel, The Captain's Table is where even the locals want to be seen. Though this bar/restaurant in Xlendi does not have the beachside views of many others it is part of the Moby Dives School and has plenty of appeal inside. A variety of beers and wines, delicious food and a true party atmosphere make this a venue for everyone. Visit the Captain's Table on Saturday or Sunday nights and look out for happy hours that will get you in the party mood. Or take it easier on a weekday and appreciate an atmosphere where you will always feel welcome.
Gianni's Restaurant and Wine Bar
Gianni's Restaurant and Wine Bar is probably one of the finest places to eat in Gozo. Though it can be fully booked in the summer months, visit in February and you can experience all the ambience of a high quality venue with the most incredible choice of food. Though it is still wise to make a reservation at least one day in advance. On a clear day, the views from the main restaurant spread across the varied terrain that Gozo has to offer. Inside, be prepared for some of the most exceptional Italian inspired cuisine you have ever tried, and there isn't a pizza in sight.
If you find yourself in Marsalforn and need somewhere to kick back the Unwine'd Pub has everything. Cocktails, good food, big screens for your favourite sports and great music. As it is so popular, even in February, you have to expect a little wait at the bar. But with new people to meet and a friendly atmosphere, nobody seems to mind. It is just the place to chill out after a full session of sightseeing and make your nights on Gozo as memorable as your days.
Things to Do in Gozo in February
February is carnival time on the island of Gozo and in Malta itself. Usually taking place in the first full week of February, the celebrations in Gozo are centred on the town of Nadur. See the week long revellers dressed up in their weird and wonderful costumes, with macabre masks and fabulous floats. Participants will dance through the streets, enjoying the festivities well into the night before pouring into the pubs and clubs around the town. The carnival brings colour, music and entertainment to the streets and is a sight not to be missed.
Our Lady of Ta'Pinu Basilica
No trip to Gharb is ever complete without taking in the sights of Our Lady of Ta' Pinu Basilica. This stunning church is not as old as you think it would be. But the architecture and the Madonna make it worth every minute of your time. When you think this pilgrimage church was built by a single man, Pinu, you realise why it took him 25 years to complete it. But it was worth every day. See the church on one of the many clear days in February and take the short walk to the top of the Ghammar hill. This offers one of the most exceptional views across the whole of Gharb.
Betja Artisan at The Ta 'Nikol Gallery
The Bejta Artisan at The Ta' Nikol Gallery is situated in an old stable within the walls of Victoria, and is the ideal place to go if the February weather is not too kind. Explore the wide collection of arts and crafts from local artists, or take part in one of the many classes that are available. The friendly and approachable staff and wide variety of cultures and skills exhibited within its walls make Ta' Nikol Gallery the perfect place to visit for any age on any budget.